We really like the wooden chandeliers that we see in some of the lighting sections of Lowe's and Home Depot. We found this really awesome one at World Market, but the price tag was INSANE! The chandelier is about a foot tall and is wood and iron with 4 tiny bulbs for $320! The price drove us to start looking for pieces to make our own wooden chandelier.
We found a light fixture with all of the pieces at Walmart. It was a single light pendant with an iron cage around is for $10. SOLD, now we just need to build a wooden cage to put around it.
We picked up a 1"x1", cut four 12" pieces and eight 8" pieces. We grabbed some galvanized steel corner brackets and 3' for chain. We spay painted the metal parts Soft Bittersweet Iron, but it looked more like Chewbacca Brown.
We made a simple wooden cage, stained the wood and then added the painted metal pieces. We followed the instructions that came with the light to wire it up. The first time we installed it the ground wire came loose while tucking the wires. We re-attached it with the electric twist caps and then used electrical tape to secure it.
It was super easy! It may not look like a $320 Wooden Chandelier, but its looks way better than a $10 one. Maybe its worth like $120... We like and it looked great hanging in the stairwell.
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.